Pronunciation: (ō"vur-shad'ō), [key]
1. to be more important or significant by comparison: For years he overshadowed his brother.
2. to cast a shadow over; cover with shadows, clouds, darkness, etc.; darken or obscure: clouds overshadowing the moon.
3. to make sad or hang heavily over; cast a pall on: a disappointment that overshadowed their last years.
4. Archaic.to shelter or protect.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.